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ILWU International Executive Board releases Statement of Policy on Donald Trump

President Trump’s reaction to the protests and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia is so unacceptable, so beyond the bounds of human decency, and so revealing that it calls into question his suitability to continue as President of the United States

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West Coast longshore workers ratify contract extension;New agreement will continue until July, 2022

The ILWU’s Coast Balloting Committee confirmed today that West Coast longshore workers at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington have officially ratified a three-year contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).

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Lois Stanahan: Veteran Portland activist

Lois Stanahan: Veteran Portland activist

Lois Stanahan: Veteran Portland activist

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Organizing victories on Hawaii’s docks

Organizing victories on Hawaii’s docks

2016 was a busy year of ILWU organizing activity on the docks of Hawaii

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LEAD training aims  to strengthen a  rank-and-file union

LEAD training aims  to strengthen a  rank-and-file union

A diverse group of 100 rank-and-file members and elected leaders attended the ILWU’s Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) training in Seattle on May 7-12. The week- long education program seeks to provide tools that attendees can take back to their local unions that will encourage new leadership and more membership involvement – both fundamental tenants [&hellip

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Local 20 gets new contract with Rio Tinto at Port of LA

Local 20 gets new contract with Rio Tinto at Port of LA

A new five-year contract has been ratified covering 77 members of ILWU Local 20 who work on a private dock at the Port of Los Angeles where they load and process materials mined at Rio Tinto’s giant borate mine and plant in the Mojave Desert that employs over 500 members of Local 30 in Boron, [&hellip

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West Coast Longshore contract extension passing in early returns

West Coast Longshore contract extension passing in early returns
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Australia meeting celebrates union merger

Australia meeting celebrates union merger

ILWU officials travelled to Australia in early April to witness the historic merger of two militant labor unions

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Alaska Secretary-Treasurer training

Alaska Secretary-Treasurer training

The workshop focused on providing training and resources to union officers who are responsible for overseeing the financial health of local unions

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Longshore Caucus delegates meet; proposed contract  extension goes to membership

Longshore Caucus delegates meet; proposed contract  extension goes to membership

A majority of Longshore Caucus delegates voted on April 28 to refer the employer’s proposed extension to a ratification vote by the membership.

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